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Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture: Why and How We Age
June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Why and How We Age
Supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Synapse Life Science Connect
The lecture on the 14th of June 2018 features Rudi Westendorp and Maarten Rozing from the Department for Public Health and Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen.
Although human ageing has many dimensions, at its heart it is a biological process that we share with a very broad range of animal species. If we are to understand ageing we must therefore comprehend at least the broad principles of its biology, since these provide the fundamental matrix upon which social and other factors are based. There is a particular importance in addressing the biology of ageing now, at a time when many preconceptions about the ageing process, such as that it is an essentially fixed, ineluctable part of our biological make-up are being challenged. First, the continuing increases in life expectancy show that contrary to all predictions, life expectancy has not settled at some ceiling imposed by genetic programming. Second, new biological understanding of the basic mechanisms of ageing reveal that the process is intrinsically more malleable than most of us have yet appreciated.
15:45 Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
16:00 Start of the lecture
17:30 Networking with a drink and a snack
18:30 Thank you for a splendid end of day!
Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory.
· When: June 14th from 4.00 to 6.30 pm
· Where: Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup
· Cost: Participation is free
· Signup: Signup starts June 7th at 13.00
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